Savvy Seeker Series

Thurs, Jan 12th, 10 – 11 am: The Art of Small Talk

Savvy Seeker Series with Megan Vogias!

Making small talk at networking events can be tricky and sometimes overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be.

Join us for the Art of Small Talk where we’ll explore innovative ways to spark conversation, create connections, and navigate networking like a pro. During this session we will cover both virtual and in person networking tips, how to gracefully exit a conversation, and what free tools make the follow up seamless.

Megan Vogias is the Director of Engagement for Evlogimenos, a Consulting Firm committed to supporting individuals and nonprofits with community and employee engagement. With over two decades of experience in communication, engagement, and development Megan is a networking artist who flourishes in helping others discover comfort and confidence in the art of communication.

 

Tues, Jan 31st, 10 – 11 am: Is Part-Time Work Right for You?

Savvy Seeker Series Panel of Employers!

Do have responsibilities that limit the number of hours you can work, or you need a flexible schedule?

Are you retired and:

  • Need that extra boost of income to improve your financial situation?
  • Have not reached full retirement age and need to limit your income?
  • Want to feel productive, add more meaning to your life, and engage with others?

If the answer is Yes to any of the questions above, join us to learn about job opportunities from companies offering remote and in-person part-time employment. Our panel will include:

Josh Obeiter, Executive Director and Owner, Seniors Helping Seniors

Sujal Kapadia, Founder, Older Adult Staffing Service

Ryan Windyka, Membership Director, YMCA of Greater Springfield

The discussion will be moderated by Cheryl Alexis, Learning & Development initiatives for MassHire South Shore Career Center. Cheryl has over 25 years’ experience working in Human Resources for Harvard University and several Fortune 500 corporations. She is a graduate of Harvard University and University of Chicago Law School.

 

Thurs, Feb 2nd, 10 – 11 am: Are Your Prescriptions Costing You a Fortune?

Savvy Seeker Series with Kathy Devine!

Prescription Advantage is the Commonwealth’s prescription drug assistance program for older adults and people living with disabilities in MA. With very generous income limits, Prescription Advantage can lower drug costs for people who do not qualify for MassHealth or other Medicare Savings Programs.

For individuals with a Medicare prescription drug plan (Part D) or other prescription drug coverage, Prescription Advantage can supplement this coverage to lower co-pays.

Prescription Advantage also provides benefits for individuals age 65 and older who are not eligible for Medicare, as well as those under age 65 with a qualified disability.

Join Kathy Devine to learn more about Prescription Advantage and how it can lower costs for residents of Massachusetts.

Kathy Devine has been with the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) for 17 years starting as the Outreach Coordinator for the Prescription Advantage Program and is currently Prescription Advantage’s Director of Operations. Kathy reaches out to older adults, elder advocates, and caregivers to provide information about the Medicare Prescription drug plans and how Prescription Advantage works as a secondary payer.